One person was killed and at least eight injured after an earthquake struck Indonesia’s Aceh province on Tuesday, an official said.

The magnitude-6.0 quake occurred at 5:22 am (1022 GMT Monday) with an epicentre 15 kilometres south=west of the provincial capital, Banda Aceh, according to the geophysics agency. It had a depth of 84 kilometres.

An 8-year-old girl was killed and eight people in Pidie district were injured by falling debris as a result of the quake, the local emergency agency said.

The quake sparked panic in Banda Aceh. Residents rushed out of their homes, fearing a tsunami.

“The quake was felt very strongly and I prayed to God there wouldn’t be a tsunami,” said Maryani, a Banda Aceh resident.

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